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May 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join Compost Queen, Hannah Moloney for 2.5 hours of power to learn how to compost in urban spaces. Students will be taken through the theory and practice of how to get started, different types of compost systems available and dissolve any compost fears you may have. Hannah has worked with home and community composting programs over the past 5 years including helping to establish the Food Know How program in Melbourne, the Compost Kings & Queens pilot project in Hobart and countless workshops across Australia to support people to get composting. You can read more about here.
“Hannah has great energy, enthusiasm and knowledge!”
This workshop will cover
• The Soil Food Web and nutrient cycling • Mesophilic and thermophilic (cold & hot) composting • Composting in small spaces • Making sure your compost is nutrient-dense • Tailoring your compost to the crops you’re growing • Integrating composting INTO your food systems • Compost tea • Humanure – composting human waste We’ll be getting outside and building a hot compost pile together, so you’ll be getting your hands nice and dirty!
This workshop will be held in two neighbouring venues, Kickstart Arts and St Johns Community Orchard, both on St Johns Avenue in New Town. Students are to arrive at Kickstart Arts at 9:45am for a 10am start. There is ample parking available as indicated on the map below. Morning tea and resources are included in the course fee. Want to read up on compost and soils? We recommend visiting Steve Solomon’s website – soilandhealth.orgto feast on a wide range of books and articles which will blow your mind – in the best kind of way!
There are no refunds available for this workshop. If you can’t make it, we encourage you to pass the ticket onto one of your friends or family. Alternatively you can use it as credit towards one of our future workshops.